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15
Jul 2019

Two questions: 1.  Are you serving the Lord? 2.  Are you serving in confidence? You can do both according to 1 Cor. 15:58.  “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  Always work enthusiastically for the Lord for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”  (NLT) In fact, in John 15, we are told that if we abide in Christ we will bear much fruit. This is proof that we are His disciples and it brings glory to the Father. My prayer for all of......

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08
Jul 2019

  In John 14:15-17 & 26, Jesus teaches, “If you love me, obey my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.  He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth … when the Father sends the Advocate as My Representative – that is, the Holy Spirit – He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” What an authentic manifestation of the Holy Spirit we experienced in Your presence today, Lord.  I pray......

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01
Jul 2019

Yesterday afternoon I began praying Ephesians 3:16-21 for each of our CCV Family …             “Father God, I pray that from Your glorious, unlimited resources, that You will empower Your CCV Family through Your Spirit with inner strength.  For as we trust in Him, we want Christ to make Himself at home in our hearts.” So may your roots grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.  And may you have the power to understand (to grasp the significance of), as all God’s people should, how......

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24
Jun 2019

From the Pastor’s Study: My blessing for you is that you may fully realize that as a believer, the Spirit has baptized you into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12 13).  And if you have been baptized into the death, resurrection and newness of life in Jesus (Rom. 6: 4), may you be empowered to live by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16), keeping in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25), living by the Spirit rather than living contrary to Him (Galatians 5:17). Oh, Lord, I pray that You will anoint each one......

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17
Jun 2019

  May you not be without knowledge concerning spiritual gifts.  May the manifestation of the of the Spirit be given to you for the profit of all.  May you remember that God works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.  May you discover His gifts for you and allow the Holy Spirit to manifest those gifts as you minister to others.  “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think … according to the power that works in us …......

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03
Jun 2019

  From Pastor Steve’s Study Sometimes the most important thing I have to say is simply to express my deepest appreciation for all of you who make Calvary Chapel Villages so special.  This morning all of our elders and deacons met together for two hours. We evaluated our current environment as a church body and how to address our needs for improvement and taking a new step up.  We are so blessed to have many committed and gifted leaders.  Not many churches have this kind of Godly leadership.   This goes far......

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27
May 2019

From Pastor Steve’s Study: “Do all to the glory of God.”  (1 Corinthians 10:31) This has been our admonition for the past three weeks.  I believe that all of us who call CCV our home church desire to live by this verse.  Our desires need to become active and practical in everyday situations.  My deepest prayer for each of us that we will work out our salvation in ever-increasing measure by planting the Word of God in our hearts is by living the Truth in every situation we face. Consider the following:......

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20
May 2019

  From Pastor Steve’s Study When Jesus gave the great commission in Matthew 28, telling us to make disciples, He assured us that He is with us always.  Our life in Christ is not only during the busy season when everyone wants to be in Florida, but always.  He is ever-present.  We are to be ever-faithful in expecting, enjoying and living in His presence.  As He lavishes His love on us … we are to be receiving it and then investing His love in the lives of others.  As He pours out......

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13
May 2019

  From Pastor Steve’s Study All of us who love Jesus desire to bring Him glory.  It is clear that the key to doing this is obedience.  Therefore, it is necessary that we learn the skills of consistent, lifelong, natural obedience.  Yesterday as we began our study in 1 Corinthians 10, we saw two of five elements.  First, is that we should learn from the examples of others.  Secondly, we need to develop the essentials for escaping temptation.  Next week we will continue the study.  Consider the following in light of your......

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06
May 2019

  From Pastor Steve’s Study   Nothing is more important to me as your pastor than to know that you are being nourished in God’s Word.  That has certainly taken place these past two weeks in my absence.  I have listened to both messages and I have been encouraged.  Last week Harold Thomas challenged us in serving with the right heart.  Yesterday, Pastor Lee Fox exhorted us to run with patience the race that is set before us.  I trust these are still making an impact in your life because the Word......

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